Category: Trivia

Internet Peering in the Philippines

The lack of cooperation among telecom companies has been keeping the cost of Internet services in the Philippines elevated.  The National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) said Internet Protocol or IP peering should be put in place among telecom... Read More | Share it now!

Physician Licensure Exam – August 2013

The Philippines has 1,834 new medical doctors who passed the 2013 Physician Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on August 10, 2013.

Blake Warren Coloma Ang of the Cebu Institute of Medicine topped the exam with a score of 89.42 percent.

World’s Best Central Bank Governor

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. has been named one of the world’s best central bankers for the fifth time by an international magazine.

Global Finance magazine awarded the heads of the central banks of the Philippines, Malaysia and Taiwan with the highest rating.
Governor Tetangco, Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz and Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Governor Fai-Nam Perng were all given an “A” rating.

The Best Journalism Schools in the Philippines

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has identified the best three schools that offer Journalism courses in the Philippines.  According to CHED, these schools are the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and University of Santo Tomas (UST).

UP Diliman was named a Center of Excellence in journalism and in broadcasting while PUP and UST were named Centers of Development in journalism.

A higher education institution obtains the title of Center of Development (COD) by demonstrating "the highest degree or level

Reference & Links

Reference & Links. Data appearing in this web project were compiled from government statistics, newspaper reports, magazine articles, corporate publications, books, websites and other reliable materials. While most data have been properly attributed to their sources, original sources of some information that have long been in circulation could not be possibly identified.

Sentences and phrases were reworded to avoid plagiarism.   A number of information pertaining to world records in the Philippines are not necessarily accepted worldwide, although the Philippine government, particularly the Department of Tourism, use them in promotional materials. 

Tourist Spots in the Philippines

Explore the Philippines. Take a peek at Filipinos' history and culture mirrored by century-old churches, ancient forts and modern museums. See the best of nature in our white-sand beaches and three-layered virgin forests.

Discover the Philippine islands. Blessed with an extensive coastline, the Philippines is ringed with unspoiled beaches and first-class resort facilities. Its deep-blue, crystal-clear waters offer about 40,000 square kilometers of coral reefs teeming with a wide variety of marine life.